Trucks that warn you not to pass
March 27, 2008
Interesting piece here on an initiative to reduce cyclist deaths by building materials firm Cemex.
The company introduced a number of measures last year including additional nearside mirrors, warning sings and proximity sensors.
The sensors work when the left-turn indicator is activated and give a verbal warning to cyclists should they attempt to pass on the nearside, and an audible alarm for the driver.
I just need to find the equivalent for my commuting bike that tells me when a vehicle is trying to pass too close but I can’t see a verbal warning being that effective at warning them off.
Perhaps it could flash them a warning light and then scatter a handful of tyre spikes into their path if they don’t back off.